Exercising for Weight Loss: Are You Taking the Right Approach?

Exercising for Weight Loss: Are You Taking the Right Approach?

When it comes to weight loss, there are many factors, but simplified, to lose weight you need more energy (calories) going out than energy (calories) coming in. This is where exercise is an asset.

I have one disclaimer before I dive into my recommended approach. I titled this article using the word “exercise”, but what I’m really talking about is the umbrella term Physical Activity. Physical activity is broad and means your body is moving, whether for sport, fun, commuting, exercise, etc. I make this distinction because I consider exercise a structured form of physical activity that comes with the intention of improving physical fitness. Both require energy so we’ll discuss both exercise and physical activity in my top three considerations for weight loss.

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New Moms and Weight Loss: Nutrition Advice from the Experts

New Moms and Weight Loss: Nutrition Advice from the Experts

I often hesitate to discuss weight loss with new moms because it shouldn’t be your first priority. Your recovery and caring for baby are. However, often times hanging on to the excess weight can make you feel more tired, make physical activity less desirable and you may hear a nagging voice every time you get dressed. So although not a priority, weight loss is worth addressing.

There are thousands of articles, books, and methods when it comes to nutrition. I reached out to two fellow mamas and registered dietitians/nutritionists to help you with your approach.

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Post Baby Bounce Back: When to Start Thinking About Weight Loss

Post Baby Bounce Back: When to Start Thinking About Weight Loss

Snap Back, Bounce Back, Body Back...all terms you hear when it comes to moms that have dropped baby weight rapidly after giving birth (all terms that I think are inappropriate). Celebrities seem to do this rather well. So the question becomes, when is it appropriate to start thinking about weight loss after giving birth? My answer is two fold, but I will try to keep it simple.

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